The Oklahoma City School Board is losing an excellent member in Lyn Watson, who chose not to run for a second four-year term. Watson was professional and passionate about improving the lot of Oklahoma City’s public school students.
For a while it looked as though no one would run for her District 1 seat, but on the final day of the filing period, three people signed up. In advance of that, Watson said she had approached several people about running, “and for many people it’s a time issue and a commitment, and I understand that.”
Indeed work on a school board is time consuming and offers the potential for plenty of headaches for little or no pay. But the job is vitally important. That’s especially true for the Oklahoma City board, which oversees a district full of challenges.